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Chrissy Teigen is buying school supplies for teachers on Twitter 👏

"Please drop your amazon wishlist here, I will do as many as I can!"

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Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen continued her reign as one of the greatest people on the Internet this week with an amazing offer to teachers. The cookbook author and mom is going through Amazon wish-lists and buying up everything teachers are asking for their classrooms.

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The generous offer unfolded after Teigen revealed that she herself has always wanted to be a teacher. From the looks of things, she's sort of getting a shot at it this year.

She gave her Twitter followers a glimpse at her adorable homeschool set up. In the replies, Teigen wrote, "If you are a teacher in need of supplies for the upcoming school year, please drop your amazon wishlist here, I will do as many as I can!"


The requests quickly started rolling in, with Teigen updating a day later to say she's cleared out at least 50 lists. And it seems she has plans to keep shopping. "I'll do as many items as I can," she wrote in a follow-up Tweet. "I wish there were a button to add everything at once! It's gonna take me a long while so bear with me!" Even more amazing, the replies are filled with random people who jumped in to help as well. During times when so many are struggling, it's incredibly sweet to see how much even the not so rich and famous want to help.

It's a heartwarming story, for sure—but it's also somewhat heartbreaking. While it's wonderful to see teachers get the helping hand they deserve, it's more than a little sad that they are so regularly forced to resort to crowdfunding their basic classroom needs (or more likely, paying out of their own pockets, a fact that Teigen herself alluded to).

And as teachers go back to their classrooms in the middle of a pandemic, their shopping lists are stocked with items that aren't just for arts and crafts. There's hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes, air purifiers—all the items teachers need to keep themselves and their students safe in what is sure to be one of the most challenging school years any of them have ever experience.

These last few months have given so many parents a window into how hard teaching is, and it's certainly not going to get any easier now that so many teachers will be facing tasks like keeping their kids socially distanced, helping with masks and hand washing, or teaching a class where some students are in the room and others are joining remotely. Making sure they have everything they need is the least we can do— and if you have the means to help, there are plenty more wish-lists to be found in the thread.

A very important letter for new mamas

Listen, mom-guilt is a dirty liar. Yes, it's your job to fill your little human's needs, but you matter too. Don't forget to take care of yourself. Hang out with friends, take a drive blaring 90's hip hop or shower without interruptions—trust me, you'll be a better person (and mom) because of it.

Dear new mom,

You will shave again someday. Today is not that day.

Set expectations low, my friend, and set your partner's lower—at least where body hair and overall hygiene are concerned.

That conversation could go something like this: “From now on let's not consider shaving a “standard," but more like a gift that happens on birthdays and the first day of summer."

Voila, you are a gift-giving genius. You know what else is a gift? Shaving the inch and a half of skin that is between your skinny jeans and your boots. You're welcome world.

You will not be perfect at parenting.

Boom.

I have yet to meet a perfect mother, but when I do, she's going to be a tiger who is insanely good at making up songs. (Daniel Tiger's mom, we salute you.)

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Founded and grown in her own garage in 2002, Earth Mama started as an operation of one, creating salves, tinctures, teas and soaps with homegrown herbs. With a deep desire to bring the healing powers of nature that have been relied on for thousands of years to as many mamas as possible, Melinda Olson's formulas quickly grew into Earth Mama Organics. Since then, the brand has remained committed to manufacturing clean, safe and effective herbal solutions for the entire journey of motherhood, including pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby care, and even the loss of a baby.

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The Sill: Instagram-ready potted plants

We've long admired this female-founded brand and the brilliant mind behind it, Eliza Blank. (She even joined Motherly co-founder Liz Tenety on and episode of The Motherly Podcast!) The mission behind the business was simple: To make the process of bringing plants into your home as easy as possible, and as wonderful as the plant themselves. With their in-house, exclusively designed minimalist planters, the end result makes plant parenthood just a few clicks away.

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A few years ago, while my wife's baby bump got bigger and my daddy reading list grew longer, I felt cautiously optimistic that this parenthood thing would, somehow, suddenly click one day. The baby would come, instincts would kick in, and the transition from established couple to a new family would be tiring but not baffling.

Boy was I wrong.

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